Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: SIMO) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Silicon Motion Technology Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Silicon Motion Technology Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation 18.91% 24.24% 17.85%
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Competitors -47.63% 0.26% 0.13%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.5% of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Silicon Motion Technology Corporation pays out 26.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 58.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Silicon Motion Technology Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation $562.80 million $145.81 million 15.97
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Competitors $4.52 billion $1.30 billion 83.47

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Motion Technology Corporation. Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Silicon Motion Technology Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation 0 3 11 0 2.79
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Competitors 1144 5245 8779 407 2.54

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $56.60, indicating a potential upside of 19.30%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.48%. Given Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Company Profile

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company. The Company designs, develops and markets low-power semiconductor solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers in the mobile storage and mobile communications markets. It is engaged in developing negative-AND (NAND) flash controller integrated circuits (ICs) for solid-state storage devices and specialty radio frequency (RF) ICs for mobile devices. In the mobile storage market, the Company’s products are controllers used in embedded storage products, such as Solid State Drives (SSDs), and Embedded Multimedia Cards (eMMCs), as well as expandable storage products, such as flash memory cards and universal serial bus (USB) flash drives. For the mobile communications market, the Company’s products are handset transceivers and mobile television (TV) System on Chips (SoCs). The Company’s products are used in devices, such as smartphones, tablets and personal computers (PCs).

Receive News & Ratings for Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Silicon Motion Technology Corporation and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.